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Small Overlap Test 2013 The small SUVs

The Front Small Overlap Test (safety test from IIHS – Crash Testing & Highway Safety), simulating an impact with a tree, makes that big names from the compact SUVs family to fail: BMW X1, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Volkswagen Tiguan, Kia Sportage and Hyundai ix35 – behaving poorly, while Subaru Forester and Mitsubishi ASX have passed the test with flying ...

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What does the future hold for diesel engines?

For years the diesel engine has lived in the shadow of its cleaner-cut petrol cousin. While diesel boasts the more fuel efficient engine, it has had to bear the image of being a dirtier, noisier and higher polluting technology. However, with gradual development, diesel engines continue to make their mark on the passenger car market. Fuel efficiency and technological development ...

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Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Car accidents are unfortunate, but they do happen. The cause of the accident could be anything from bad tire maintenance to driving negligence. If you happen to be involved in a road accident, it’s important that you know what steps to take in the aftermath of a collision. The way you react to the accident will help in preventing any ...

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Distribution of car breakdowns 2012

ADAC Breakdown Statistics 2013 – How reliable are our cars?

ADAC has published results of a car reliability survey (2013), targeting interventions requiring the mobile service between 2007 and 2012. German brands ranked first almost in all classes in terms of reliability, with the lowest defect rate. ADAC presented a breakdown statistics collected from 2.6 million interventions performed in 2012, after which they analyzed more than 500,000 vehicles. The results ...

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Britain’s most dangerous roads

Where is it Safest to Drive?

If you’ve been wondering where the most dangerous places are to drive, these infographics should shed light on the matter. Of course, how safe a car journey is can be affected by what’s going on inside the car – such as distractions, the use of seatbelts and the experience of the driver – but the road and those who share ...

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